The Nutri-Run is one of the older races in the area. It’s put on in recognition of National Nutrition Month. Last year, I did this race with MGA ( my girl Ashley who is the world’s great massage therapist and new mother to a cutie!). This year, after begging and pleading, “C” graciously agreed to run the 5 mile race with me while Kimberly (from Healthy Strides) took the bull by it’s horns and ran the full 20K race.
Don’t look too hard for the blue gum . . .can you believe I forgot it? Ohhh the horror!!! I actually forgot to eat between Pump and the race (who forgets to eat? and why can’t I forget to eat more often) so while at the start line I ate a granola bar - a bit unorthodox, but who cares!
(Let me preface this with a deep apology to all of my bloggy friends reading this from the Pacific Northwest where they are NOT having awesome weather . . . sorry ladies, don’t hate the player – hate the game!). We had a fake winter and skipped spring altogether. The last 2 weeks have, here, have been full on summer leaving us with GREEN grass as well as trees and shrubs in full beautiful bloom. Here are some snapshots “C” took along the way (sooo glad she is that talented . . .it takes ALL of my effort to keep putting one foot in front of the other!).
Shortly after we finished the race, they gave away age group awards . . . pineapples (it’s a run celebrating Nutrition Month . . .genius idea!) . . . and guess who won an AG award? NOPE, not me BUT . . . my super rockstar running partner, “C” – GREAT JOB GIRL!!!
We were also greeted at the finish line with an imprinted glass that was used to sample 4 flavors of smoothies – oh sooo good! YUMMY! Kimberly “shared” (not really, just faked it for the camera) her chocolate & PB smoothie with her most adorable son, Miles!
After the race, we went to Flanagan’s to enjoy a delicious and well deserved lunch! It was D.E.L.I.C.O.U.S. (of course, I might have been extra hungry since I forgot to eat between Pump & the race).
Such a GREAT day! Tons of very nice local runners take part in this race and make it that much more enjoyable!!!
How was your Saturday?